Tasting Menu
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One of the greatest restaurants in the world is closing and an eclectic mix of international patrons have arrived in beautiful Catalonia for the final dinner service in this witty and delicious ensemble comedy. As the staff prepare and serve an audacious tasting menu, a young couple in the midst of a divorce who made their reservation a year ago (before separating) reunite for this once-in-a-lifetime meal. Can their romance be rekindled with the help of the widow dining with her husband's ashes? Will the brilliant chef be able to pull off a perfect finale? An Irish and Spanish… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 19%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This particular souffle is both overbaked and underseasoned."
‑ Walter V. Addiego, San Francisco Chronicle
"Even with such fine actors as Fionnula Flanagan and Stephen Rea in the ensemble, the Spanish-Irish co-production is a flavorless affair that has all the bite of a dining room-bound episode of "The Love Boat.""
‑ Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times
"Tasting Menu is an ensemble piece that is about as light as a puff pastry, though far from as mouthwatering."
‑ Zach Hollwedel, Under the Radar
"Nothing truly creates any emotional waves, and little seems at stake, no matter what potential disaster might seem to be in the offing."
‑ Susan Wloszczyna, RogerEbert.com
"There's a sinister, even insidious quality to a film that insists upon using incessant food montages not as a source of passion, but fodder for class-based self-congratulation."
‑ Clayton Dillard, Slant Magazine
"This relentlessly mediocre ensemble dramedy features several of the least compelling dinner guests in recent memory."
‑ Justin Chang, Variety
""Tasting Menu'' is pretty and pleasing, but no more. A bon-bon, not a meal."
‑ Farran Smith Nehme, New York Post
"An unfortunate misfire in the movies-about-feasts milieu."
‑ Jonathan Kiefer, SF Weekly
"The lack of true conflict, comedy or even just a hint of spice in this food-themed dramedy leaves viewers feeling unsatiated."
‑ Christine N. Ziemba, Paste Magazine
"Foodies will be disappointed as the shaking camera superficially gazes at the cuisine while emphasizing annoying characters."
‑ Harvey S. Karten, Compuserve
"Unfortunately, Roger Gual's half-baked film hopes to split the difference between romantic comedy and foodie delight but fails at both."
‑ Daniel M. Gold, New York Times
"Among other demerits, this is the rare foodie movie that doesn't seem to care much about food."
‑ Mike D'Angelo, AV Club
"If this naďve magic was available in pill form, I bet it would become a bestseller. Farewell, Zoloft and Lexapro. Welcome, Chakulax."
‑ Anna Tatarska, Movie Mezzanine
"The film is so busy attending to all its people that it never manages to adequately serve any of them[.]"
‑ David Ehrlich, The Dissolve
"A polite, if insubstantial, film-watching experience."
‑ Steve Newall, Flicks.co.nz
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